Thursday, January 26, 2023

Ramzi Salti Guests on Radio Mt Lebanon مقابلة مع رمزي سلطي في برنامج (صدى الاغتراب)

 يمكنكم الآن الاستماع إلى المقابلة التي أجراها معي برنامج (صدى الاغتراب) من إذاعة جبل لبنان بتاريخ 24 يناير 2023 عبر الرابط التالي

Dr. Ramzi Salti interviewed in Arabic by Vatché Akarakian for his amazing radio program on Radio Mt Lebanon where we spoke about my career as a University Lecturer, Podcaster and writer. Listen to the segment below or at this link.



Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Omar Offendum with Ronnie Malley at Stanford this Saturday January 28

Omar Offendum with Oud Virtuoso Ronnie Malley at Stanford
Coast to Coast: Reflections from Al Andalus to Los Angeles
Saturday January 28, 2023 at The Studio (Stanford) 7 pm and 9 pm
Info and tickets at this link


Listen to interview at https://on.soundcloud.com/S7diq

NEW!!!  Listen to Dr. Ramzi Salti's Interview with Omar Offendum below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/omaroffendum2023



Syrian American rapper and poet Omar Offendum and Palestinian American multi-instrumentalist maestro Ronnie Malley weave stories of the past, present, and future as they trace the influence of Al-Andalus and Arabic-speaking peoples on music and culture, from New York City's Little Syria to the birth of California Surf Rock.

Omar Offendum is a Syrian-American rapper/spoken word artist. Known for his unique blend of hip-hop and Arabic poetry, he’s been featured on prominent world news outlets (Aljazeera, BBC, PBS, LA Times), lectured at a number of prestigious academic institutions (Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Northwestern, UT-Austin, UCLA, SOAS, American University of Beirut), collaborated with major museums and cultural organizations (LACMA / Penn Museum / Ithra / Shangri-La / Arab-American National Museum), and helped raise millions of dollars for various humanitarian relief groups (Islamic Relief, Karam Foundation, Syrian-American Medical Society). Offendum was recently named a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow, an Arab America Foundation "40 Under 40" award recipient, and a member of both the Pillars Fund cohort for Muslim Narrative Change and the RaceForward Butterfly Lab cohort for Immigrant Narrative Strategy. He currently resides in the great state of New York with his wife and two little children, while daydreaming about the jasmine tree-lined streets of Damascus.

Ronnie Malley is a multi-instrumentalist musician, theatrical performer, producer, and educator. He is executive director of Intercultural Music Production in Chicago and a teaching artist with Chicago Public Schools. Ronnie's theater credits include the Broadway musical tour of the Tony Award Winning The Band's Visit and Disney's The Jungle Book. He also performs with the music groups Allos Musica, Apollo’s Fire, Surabhi Ensemble, and more.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Ramzi Salti Interviews Oualid Mouaness, Director of the Lebanese Film "1982"

Ramzi Salti (right) interviewing Oualid Mouaness in SF
Watch interview at https://youtu.be/Z7nEOT3i2ts

Video recording now available of Dr. Ramzi Salti conducting a Q&A session with Lebanese Director Oualid Moueness following the screening of his film 1982 on July 31 at the Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco. 

Watch below or at https://youtu.be/Z7nEOT3i2ts



The film stars Lebanese superstar Nadine Labaki (Capernaum, Caramel) and Mohamad Dalli (in his acting debut) alongside an extraordinary ensemble cast of professional and non-professional actors (In Arabic and some English, with English Subtitles). 

1982 is a life-affirming coming-of-age tale set at an idyllic school in Lebanon’s mountains on the eve of a looming invasion. It unfolds over a single day and follows an 11-year-old boy’s relentless quest to profess his love to a girl in his class. As the invasion encroaches on Beirut, it upends the day, threatening the entire country and its cohesion. Within the microcosm of the school, the film draws a harrowing portrait of a society torn between its desire for love and peace and the ideological schisms unraveling its seams. 

In his debut feature, writer/director Oualid Mouaness delivers an ode to innocence in which he revisits one of the most cataclysmic moments in Lebanon’s history through the lens of a child and his vibrant imagination. The film demonstrates the complexities of love and war, and the resilience of the human spirit. Watch the film trailer at at this link

The film screened at OPERA PLAZA CINEMA located at 601 Van Ness Avenue, near San Francisco's Civic Center, San Francisco, CA, 94102.


Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Ramzi Salti Guests on New Podcast حوار مع رمزي سلطي في (غير شغل)

Click here to listen to the full episode انقر/ي هنا للاستماع الى الحلقة الكاملة


يستقبل العام 2023 بودكاست جديد تقدمه رنى سنداحة بعنوان (غير شغل) وكان أول ضيف في البرنامج الدكتور رمزي سلطي الذي يعمل أستاذاً محاضراً في جامعة ستانفورد العريقة، وبنفس الوقت مقدم البرنامج الإذاعي عربولوجي. خلال الحلقة تحدث رمزي عن شغفه بالموسيقى وكيف قادته للتعرف علي الجيل الجديد من الفنانات والفنانين الذين يقدمون الموسيقي المستقلة والبديلة والذي استضاف معظمهم في برنامجه الإذاعي. أيضا يروي عن تجربته في التدريس وعمله كمقدم برامج وكيف استطاع التوفيق بين العملين. وما هي الرسالة التي يحملها للجيل الجديد.

يمكنكم الاستماع الى الحلقة الكاملة أدناه أو عبر هذا الرابط

The premiere episode of Runa Sindaha's new Arabic Podcast Ghair Shughol featured an interview with Dr. Ramzi Salti, lecturer at Stanford University and Host of the Arabology podcast and YouTube Program. During the episode, Dr. Salti spoke about his passion for indie Arabic music and the way it has enhanced his teaching techniques. He also talked about the musicians he has hosted on his show through the years and the growing indie music scene in/from the Arab world. 

Listen to the episode below or by clicking here.


يسلط بودكاست "غير شغل" الضوء على تجارب إيجابية وملهمة من خلال حوارات مع شخصيات اختارت تغيير مسار أعمالها أو شخصيات تابعت شغفها بالإضافة لعملها أو قدمت إنجازا يفتخر به

للاستماع أو الاشتراك ببودكاست (غير شغل) ما عليكم الا زيارة هذا الموقع.

Gheir Shughol is an inspirational podcast, hosted by Runa Sindaha, hosting personalities who have managed to have dual careers--either simultaneously or by shifting from one industry to another. This podcast is produced by: MNBR Productions.  More info at this link.



 

10th Anniversary of Dr. Ramzi Salti's Arabology Program Features All Episodes on Soundcloud + YouTube (Click here)

All 13 seasons of Dr. Ramzi Salti's  Arabology  podcasts  are now available on Soundcloud, for a total of 101 episodes. Additionally, al...